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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

In our last program we began to study Psalm 1.  We saw that the man or woman who is truly blessed of God avoids certain things.  They don’t walk in the counsel of the wicked, or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers.  They appropriate what God has provided.  They delight themselves in the law of the Lord, the Bible, and in this law they meditate day and night.  They anticipate growth, fruitfulness and prosperity.   They are going to be like a tree planted by streams of water. 

When I read this I think of looking up at a mountain range and seeing what is called a tree line.  Above that line you don’t see any trees growing.  Streams of water might start on the top of a mountain where the snow is, but they pick up volume further down the mountain side, and they are rich, full and abundant down in the valley.  That’s also where the soil is fertile.  That’s where you find the big trees. 

God wants to plant us in the valley where we can become fruitful and attractive for His honor and glory.  Many of us want to experience life on the mountain top, but that’s not where trees grow large.  Not many orchards there.  That’s not where you will prosper.  There’s nothing wrong with an occasional mountain top experience. But the valley is where growth and fruitfulness are found.

Psalm 1 gives you perspective for making wise choices that lead to experiencing life as God planned it.  Allow Him to plant you where He wants you to be so that you will become all He wants you to become.  


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